Are you planning to visit Ethiopia? Select your country of residence to check automatically if you need a power plug adapter or voltage converter in Ethiopia.
Electricity in Ethiopia
In Ethiopia the power plugs and sockets are of type C, E, F and L. The standard voltage is 220 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
Which power plugs and sockets in Ethiopia?
In Ethiopia the power plugs and sockets are of type C, E, F and L. Check out the following pictures.
- Type C: also known as the standard "Euro" plug. This socket also works with plug E and plug F.
- Type E: this type is of French origin. This socket also works with plug C and with plug F if it has an additional pinhole.
- Type F: also known as "Schuko". This socket also works with plug C and plug E.
- Type L: This type is of Italian origin. This socket also works with plug C.
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What voltage and frequency in Ethiopia?
In Ethiopia the standard voltage is 220 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. You can use your electric appliances in Ethiopia, if the standard voltage in your country is in between 220 - 240 V (as is in the UK, Europe, Australia and most of Asia and Africa). Manufacturers take these small deviations into account. If the standard voltage in your country is in the range of 100 V - 127 V (as is in the US, Canada and most South American countries), you need a voltage converter in Ethiopia. You can also consider a combined power plug adapter/voltage converter.
If the frequency in Ethiopia (50 Hz) differs from the one in your country, it is not advised to use your appliances. But if there is no voltage difference, you could (at your own risk) try to use the appliance for a short time. Be especially careful with moving, rotating and time related appliances like clocks, shavers and electric fan heaters.
To be sure, check the label on the appliance. Some appliances never need a converter. If the label states 'INPUT: 100-240V, 50/60 Hz' the appliance can be used in all countries in the world. This is common for chargers of tablets/laptops, photo cameras, cell phones, toothbrushes, etc.
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